March Madness Bracket Activity

Publication: Mar 19, 2016

march-madness-bracket-spanish-classroom

My students love to express opinions. I play a simple game in which we review any vocabulary by marking one side of the room as “Me encanta” and the other as “No me gusta.” I just call out words (could be foods, hobbies, classes– anything!) and they move to the side of the room that matches their feelings about it. It’s always a hit and a great filler for those times when you finish early or need a brain break.

Using a bracket this time of year (March madness…go Heels!) is an awesome way to provide a visual and take the activity up a notch. I got this from Ashley Uyaguari, who blogs at Desk-Free: Building an Inspired Language Classrom the OWL Way.  The class votes on each word, and you could even do this “caucus-style,” where one side of the room is the top choice and the other is the bottom choice. To turn it into a speaking activity, allow groups to try to persuade indecisive voters or the other side. You could also tell the undecided voters to stand in the middle, and give the caucus sides 30 seconds or so to come up with a one-sentence advertisement for their side. They share with the undecided voters, who then have to choose a side. (For example, with a choice between “la manzana” and “el pastel” one side might say, “Es saludable,” and the other might say, “Es muy rico.” Although in that case they’d probably all be the on el pastel side already… but you get my point, I’m sure.

I made up a PowerPoint with brackets starting with 32 choices and 16 choices. Only the first choices appear at first in case you want them to list words without knowing what they are for. Have fun and let me know how it goes! Click below to get the PowerPoint:

Marc

Follow me on Pinterest for more ideas for games and activities like this one!:

Follow Spanish Mama’s board Spanish Games on Pinterest.

Join the newsletter

Want to stay in touch and hear from me weekly?

Sign up now and you'll get this free game set.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at anytime. Powered by ConvertKit

Welcome

Hey! I’m Elisabeth, a teacher and mom raising two bilingual kids in the Peruvian jungle. Read our story here. I love digging up the best Spanish resources for all you busy parents and teachers!

Spanish Mama Newsletter

Books in Spanish for kids

songs in Spanish

movies and shows in spanish

Related Post:

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

155 Shares
Pin154
Share1
Tweet